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    Ok, for how long should I stop? And also, since the Nitrite level will not change on the API test, How much salt should I add? Since it calls for the Teaspoon for 10 Gallons, and I have 250, over the next few days, how many teaspoons should I add?
     
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    Stop feeding until your nitrites have reduced to zero. Possibly another week.
    Did you put many rocks in the tub? Did they have any existing algae on them?
    If so, then the fish will have something to nibble on.

    Very little salt is needed, keep the dose at the 1 tsp only and monitor the nitrite level daily.
    Let us know if the nitrite level increases.
     
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    I put about a dozen rocks in from the pond, and they have a bit of algae left. They actually were going crazy on it after I put it in, so they are pretty well cleaned off. I can always add another rock or two a day. I will keep you updated. Again, thanks for all the advice!
     
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    Exactly as MitchM recommended above. One (1) teaspoon per day.
    When symptoms of stress (flashing, etc.) subside cease any addition of salt.
     
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    I didn't actually mean 1 tsp/day, I meant 1 tsp total, but I would follow Meyer Jordan's recommendation.
    Thanks for clarifying that.
     
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    One (1) teaspoon per day will bring the salinity up very slowly minimizing any stress to the fry and also keeping the total salt content to absolutely no more than is needed. Some time in the future reduction of the salt content must be done through water changes. Maintaining a level of salinity in a fresh water tank or pond is no longer recommended.
     
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    Yes, It is important to stop feeding during this time when the tank is cycling. Good catch Meyer
     
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    Thanks Everyone!!!:)
     
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